It’s a mixed bag of results for coastal region schools
Harrison Kivisu and Reuben Mwambingu
A number of both private and public primary schools in Coast region excelled in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination.
However, in the results released by Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha yesterday, private schools once again outperformed their public counterparts.
Bethany Christian Academy in Kwale County once again produced a top candidate- Moses Charo, who scored 424 marks.
Muthuri Alex, 15, of Busy Bee School Kindergarten and Primary in Mombasa Tudor scored 421 marks to emerge among the top candidates.
Alex said despite the disruptions by Covid-19, he managed to outshine other candidates, saying his wish is to study medicine after completing his secondary education.
“Despite the disruptions caused by Covid-19, I am happy to have scored these marks. I am eager to join a national school and later study medicine,” said Alex who joined teachers in celebrations at the school.
Aishya Tiffany, 12, also from Busy Bee emerged second with 406 marks while Omariba Andresille, 15, was third with 405 marks followed by Kepha Gloria Binsa, 14, with 400 marks.
Eunice Makena, mother to Alex Muthuri, expressed joy following her son’s excellent results.
Parents and teachers attributed the success to good relationships between teachers and parents.
Busy Bee Kindergarten and Primary School head, Dorothy Kaimuri, said learners embraced online learning and that propelled them to emerge among the best in Mombasa County.
Qubaa Muslim School on the other hand had two candidates with Saida Issa emerging the best with 416 followed by Abdurahman Ahmed with 411.
Fairfield Academy Mombasa had the best four candidates scoring 407 marks and above.
Their best candidate was Allan Kitum with 414, Leticia Lucy (410), Whitney Waringa (408) and David Njoroge (407).
At Teman Junior in Bamburi, there were two candidates with 400 and above. The best was Salma Kamche who scored 410 and Abubakar Harrison (400).
Public schools were not left behind. At St Augustine Preparatory School in Tudor, Kerubo Doreen scored 417 marks followed by Osieko Bleccy (409) while Jasmine Musungu got 400 marks.
According to St Augustine Head Teacher Jane Mukoba, this year’s performance was an improvement from 2019’s where the school had only one candidate with 400 and above.
“We are still tabulating the results but from what we have so far, it is a huge improvement compared to previous exams,” said Mukoba
In Nyali Primary School, also a public school, the top student Marbel Mkiwa Mwailongo scored 413 marks.